PEOPLE V. TILLIS, SHAWNTRE - Defendant, age 24 from Antioch, CA, was convicted of felony violations of TWO SEPARATE COUNTS of Penal Code section 191.5(a), Gross Vehicular Manslaughter of I.G. and F.G., TWO SEPARATE COUNTS Vehicle Code section 23153(a), Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury, TWO SEPARATE COUNTS Vehicle Code section 23153(b), Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol over 0.08% BAC Causing Injury, and SIX SEPARATE Special Allegations in violation of Vehicle Code section 23558, Injury or Death to Multiple Victims, J.D., R.D., C.R.D., Y.S., A.G., and E.S.
This vehicle collision occurred on March 12, 2017 and took the life of 2 people and injured 5 others including great bodily injury requiring multiple surgeries including a broken neck, when Defendant chose to drink with a blood alcohol content of .14/.13%. The incident took place on Interstate-5 just north of County Road 57 with Defendant driving impaired over 117 MPH and involved 7 vehicles in the collision. The victims deceased in this case were a 2 year old little boy and his father, I.G. and F.G., who were driving back home from Disneyland. Defendant was sentenced to the maximum sentence permitted under California sentencing laws 15 years state prison. This case was prosecuted by DA Stewart with assistance from the CHP – Willows Officer Kerr, MAIT Officers Mitchell, Dalin, Hamann, and Chico Police Department Officer Consiglio, and Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency - HHSA Victim Witness Advocate Jacinto. Dwayne Stewart, District Attorney, offers his heartfelt condolences to the survivors of this collision and commends Y.S. for speaking at the sentencing on behalf of her family losing her husband and son.